Happy Tuesday! I'm down in Florida for a few days visiting family. The warmer weather is definitely making me think of spring now. So now these cards seem much more appropriate to share! :) Susen Srb stamps used: Chloe, Clouds...


Happy Tuesday! and more...

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!  I'm down in Florida for a few days visiting family.  The warmer weather is definitely making me think of spring now.  So now these cards seem much more appropriate to share!  :)

 Susen Srb

Susen Srb - Chloe Thanks Card

stamps used:  Chloe, Clouds & thanks


Tracy MacDonald

Tracy MacDonald - Tuker and Blooms you are so wonderful card

stamps used: Tucker, Blooms, Flit & Flutter and you are so wonderful


Sonja Kerkhoffs

Sonja Kerkhoffs Toadstool Hello Friend Card

stamps used:  Toadstool, Garden Bugs & Sweet Summer Sentiment Set


Simone Schwagler

Simone Schwagler - Scene4

stamps used: Elliot, May, Garden Bugs, Garden Tools and Potted Plants & Herbs


Sally On

Sally On - Let the wind take you away

stamps used:  Jackson & Bubbles and The Sweetest Day Sentiment Set


Nancy Thomas

Nancy Thomas POD Timber Log Birch Trees

stamps used:  Birch Tree Background, Timber, Log & A Sweet Summer Sentiment Set


Paula Williamson

Paula Williamson - Rosie Thanks Card

stamps used:  Rosie, Blooms & thanks


Debra James

Debra James - Willa You Brighten My Day Card

stamps used:  Willa, Toadstool Cluster & Daily Weather Set


Agnieszka Danek-Wisniak

Agnieszka Danek-Wisniak - Wishing Have the Best Day Card

stamps used:  Wishing


Julia Altermann

Julia Altermann - Cute Critter Scene with Purple Onion Designs and Pretty Pink Posh-1

stamps used:  Timber, Daisy, Shadow, Blooms & Helen's Hand - Everyday Sentiment Set





Welcoming These Two!

I'd like to introduce two new members to the design team!  Many of you may be familiar with the amazing projects they share on Instagram and their personal blogs.  If not, then you are in for a real treat!  They are both super talented.

First up is Amy Yang, who is from my neck of the woods.  This made me especially happy because honestly, there are not a lot of us around here.  I fell in love with Amy's colorful cards and bright photography on Instagram.  Here is a taste of what you are in store for...

Amy Yang - Star and Sky Thank You Banner Card - prop

stamps used:  Star & Sky, Sweet Offerings and Wood Grain Background

You can see more of Amy's work on her blog Sharing New Love and on her Instagram with the same name sharingnewlove.  

The next new member comes to us from much further away, Poland to be exact.  Agnieszka Danek-Wisniak has been creating beautiful water colored cards and tags using Purple Onion Designs stamps for quite some time now.  I hadn't realized just how many projects she had been sharing on her blog and Instagram. Here is Agnieszka's first official design team card...

Agnieszka Danek-Wisniak - Make A Wish Card

Agnieszka Danek-Wisniak - Make a Wish Card - detail

stamps used:  Chloe, Garden Bugs, Garden Bushes and A Beautiful Day Sentiment Set

Agnieszka has been creating some gorgeous water colored backgrounds too, make sure you take a moment to check them out.  You can see more of her work on her blog Arte Banale and her Instagram also with the same name artebanale.

Welcome Amy & Agnieszka!  I am so excited to see what you both have in store for everyone.







I hope everyone has been enjoying and tr...

I hope everyone has been enjoying and trying to join in on #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge as much as they possibly can.  If you are not familiar with the challenge you can read more about it in the post below.  I am hoping to get a little more coloring time in myself.  We had our annual St. Patrick's day party this week and I was busy prepping and cooking all last week.  I did choose the two winners from the blog hop and I am happy to announce that the winners of the $25.00 gift certificates go to....

  • Tracy Lustick
  • Sam Olden

Congratulations to both of you!  Thanks for joining #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge and sharing your colored Purple Onion Designs images and cards.

I have some other fun news for those of you in the UK or have access to purchasing Making Cards magazine.  Design team member Susan Srb has several exclusive cards featured in the March 2017 issue showing off some of Stacey Yacula's adorable stamps.  The magazine is packed full of inspiration, free exclusive craft paper collections, birthday bear stamps and a CD containing over 120 printable papers for making cards for boys.  Here is a photo of the magazine cover.  Congratulations Susen!


Finally, I thought I was all set to move ahead with spring and share all the cheery cards that the season brings.  We had some great 60 degree days until a few days ago.  The cold weather is back and probably some of the coldest weather we have had.  We are now getting a snow storm tomorrow with a possible 12" or more of snow.  I think we will get less looking at the maps but we are kinda on the border of either getting 6" - 12" vs. 12" - 18".  I know many of you will also be participating in this lovely weather.  So, in anticipation here are some winter cards for you all.   I think this first card from Julia is perfect.  Enjoy!

Julia Altermann

Julia Altermann - Pine House

stamps used:  Pine House & Birch House


Sandy Allnock


stamps used:  WilsonRupert and Skylar


Nancy Thomas

Nancy Thomas POD Flora Toadstool Cluster

stamps used:  FloraToadstool Cluster & Love Bug Sentiment Set


Marika Rahtu

Marika Rahtu - Mary Birch Tree Card

stamps used:  Birch Tree Background & Mary


Paula Williamson

Paula Williamson - Snowcap and Igloo Card

stamps used:  Snow Cap, Igloo & Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set


Simone Schwagler

Simone Schwagler - Toadstool house

stamp used:  Toadstool House


Sonja Kerkhoffs

Sonja Kerkhoffs - New Home Pine House Card

stamp used:  Pine House


Susen Srb

Susen Srb - Forrest Treat Bag

stamps used:  Forrest & Handwritten Holiday





"The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 2 of "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop.  Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of her favorite stamp companies & Online Card Class partners.

The premise of "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" is to color something everyday even if it's for five minutes. (However feel free to jump in or out as time permits). Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists PLUS answers to other questions you may have.

To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker.  If you are coming from the blog of Mommy Lhey you are in the right place. Kathy has the full list if you encounter a broken link.

Here is the card I created for today's hop.  I thought it would be fun to color up a card to congratulate Kathy on hosting her 7th "30 Day Coloring Challenge".  Do you realize that is 210 days of coloring!  Go Kathy!!


stamps used:  Ruby, Tree Line & Balloon Trio


I feel like I should also congratulate myself on making this card.  It is sad to say but I only make one or two cards a year these days.  I can hear you all gasping now.  I know, I know.  This is a challenge I desperately need in my life.  It was fun making this card and I pulled out quite a few coloring mediums that I haven't used in awhile.  I really mixed things up with chalks, Prismacolors and Twinkling H2O's.  My apologies for the photography on this card because it doesn't capture some of the details which is a shame.  I finished it up pretty late and didn't have the proper lighting set up.  All the stamps are Purple Onion Designs and were colored with Prismacolors.  The grass and sky were colored with chalks.  The sky has more of a cloud appearance and isn't as washed out as it looks here.  I used Twinkling H2O's on watercolor paper and then cut out the Scripty Congrats from Fawn Lawn. You can't tell but it has a nice shimmer to it.

*Update - Here is another photo of the card I was able to quickly take with some unexpected sunlight today.  It still doesn't capture everything but it might give you a little bit better of an idea.




In celebration of "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" why don't we have a giveaway!  I'd love to see the coloring you do using any of your Purple Onion Designs stamps.  It doesn't need to be a finished card or project.  You just need to share the coloring you have done during the next week of the challenge. You have until next Thursday, March 9th to share your colored Purple Onion Designs stamps by either sharing them on Instagram, Facebook or linking them in the comments section of this post.  Please make sure you link me so I can find your work when posting on social media.  You should also be using these two hashtags (especially on Instagram) #TheDailyMarker30Day and #PurpleOnionDesigns.  I'll pick two winners one will be at random and the other will be my favorite share.  The winners will each get a $25.00 Purple Onion Designs gift certificate.

During the hop you will find lots of additional giveaways along the way.  The full list of ALL winners from the individual blogs will be announced on The Daily Marker Sunday March 12th.

Now to continue on with today's blog hop your next stop is Pretty Pink Posh.






Sometimes you just want to keep in touc...

 Sometimes you just want to keep in touch, say hello or wish someone a good day.   

Julia Altermann

Julia Altermann - Keep-in-Touch-with-Filbert-1

stamps used:  Filbert & The Post Office


Sonja Kerkhoffs

Sonja Kerkhoffs - Oh Happy Day Framed Art

stamps used:  Skylar, Holly Branch, Snowman Accessories, RupertWilson & The Sweetest Day Sentiment Set


Nancy Thomas

Nancy Thomas POD Sammy Treehouse

stamps used:  Treehouse, Sammy & Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set


Susen Srb

Susen Srb - Thomas and Cora Card

stamps used:  Cora & Thomas and Lighted Trees



Michelle Short


stamps used:  Flora & Warmest Wishes


 Debra James

Debra James - Oliver and Meadow Hello Card

stamps used:  Oliver, Meadow, Daily Weather Set & The Sweetest Day Sentiment Set


Tracy MacDonald

Tracy MacDonald - Oliver Hello City Card

stamps used:  Oliver, Instant Film Frame & Sweet Occasions Sentiment Set










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